Birthday, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking, Stampin' Up!

Petals & More Memory Keeping

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As you know, July 30 – August 30 is a busy month for us and we have 2 birthdays done and another to go just in our immediate family!

Here is the Project Life page I did for my eldest who turned 12 using up some of the retired Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack. It is is important to me to record these milestones and my kids often get out my albums and browse through them. They love looking back on the memories they have made so far ♥

The Large Number Framelits dies are also retired, but I will forever use them for my scrapbooking and memory keeping albums. Here I have cut them out with Black Glimmer paper.

Memory Keeping 12th Birthday Project Life 12x12 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2018.JPG

I will share some more pages soon of my 9 year olds special day!

Do you create a scrapbook album or a form of Memory Keeping for your family to look back on in years to come? Life is too short and I love to have these memories for the future generations.

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Blog Hop, Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking

Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month we are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward into 2016!

You have come to my blog from the lovely, Kathryn Ruddick.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

Now let’s get started!

This was perfect timing for me to be doing Memory Keeping, as we have just returned from a driving holiday through Victoria and NSW. We left Melbourne on a dreary day, but the sun was shining by the time we made our way down the coast to Lakes Entrance! Now, I have to be upfront by saying that I do not find scrapbooking a natural thing for me. I really struggle with layouts, embellishing my pages, etc. I also dread my own handwriting, but I know I need to add some. You will see a bit of handwriting, along with some typed cards printed from the computer! This page also includes a map which was cut out of the brochures we collected along the way.

Lakes Entrance #stampinup

Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with our entire trip, so next up we skip to the gorgeous Blue Mountains. Here I have added some stamping on the card with the Bordering Blooms set and coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers, as well as a journalling card from the Everyday Adventures Project Life Card Collection.

Blue Mountains #stampinup

The wild flowers in the Blue Mountains were stunning and I made this whole page about the wonders of the bush land. The title card is printed and then stamped with the Awesomely Artistic and You’ve Got This stamp sets. I loved these bright red Waratah’s!

Blue Mountains flowers #stampinup

This was our first day at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. This was the highlight of our trip, and being such a large zoo, we hired a cart for a few hours to buzz around in. It was so much fun and the girls enjoyed that as much as all the animals. This page is still using the Project Life Photo Pocket pages, which I find makes Memory Keeping much quicker and easier to do.

Taronga Zoo Dubbo #stampinup

One of the highlights was staying at the Zoofari Lodge within the grounds of Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo. Not only was our little lodge the best quality, but we got to go and do some behind the scenes tours in the evening (after dinner) and the following morning (before breakfast), which you don’t get to do unless you stay! Both those meals were included as well!

Zoofari Lodge #stampinup

Our lodge overlooked the Savannah, so we certainly made the most of sitting, watching and enjoying the views!

Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo #stampinup

My next layout is a special one of my eldest daughter who is a lover of all animals, but especially loves the giraffe and couldn’t believe her luck when we were able to feed them! This is a traditional scrapbook page using Tip Top Taupe, and the coordinating Go Wild DSP (perfect for this layout).

Taronga Zoo Dubbo Giraffe Feeding #stampinup

Here is my final page for today. I bet you are saying, phew!!! My husband took this photo without us knowing, as I sit with my girls on the deck of our lodge, watching the majestic giraffe wander across the Savannah. We could have sat there all day long!!!

Zoofari Lodge Dubbo #stampinup

Thank you for visiting today.

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Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the very talented, Claire Daly.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan (that’s me)

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Celebrate Today ~ Travel

Dear Crafters,

Happy New Year!!!!

Seeing as it is holiday time here in Australia, although we are not going anywhere, I wanted to make some cards for those who may be heading off for their annual break.

I have a new product from the Occasions catalogue (on sale from 6th January) called Celebrate Today, and I wanted to incorporate the balloons into this card. Not only can these balloons be used for birthday celebrations, but I also imagined them as hot air balloons!

Celebrate Today

I used the World Map stamp as the background and sponged it with Soft sky ink.

The balloons are inked with soft sky, but before stamping, I kissed it against the World Map stamp, then onto the paper! What a great effect!!!! Next use the Big Shot to die cut the images.

Celebrate Today

I tied a piece of twine at the bottom of each balloon and stamped the sentiment from our Project Life range, Remember This stamp set. I added these with dimensionals.

Celebrate Today

Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card too!

Celebrate Today

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Memory Keeping/Project Life/Scrapbooking

Project Life

Dear Crafters,

Today I want to share with you some of the Project Life (memory keeping) that I have been working on. I haven’t completed the journalling, as I will do that once I have shared the pictures with you. I don’t think you need to know every little bit of our personal lives!

Project Life is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook, but with the simplicity of the card system and divided pages, makes it so much easier and quicker to put your pages together. It is so meaningful to be able to have these precious memories of special moments in our life!

I am sharing ‘some’ pages from this year (as I don’t want to bore you with my life) so here we are starting with January and a day at Brighton Beach and first day of school and kinder!

Project Life

Then we skip to Easter and the Easter Bunny found us!

Project Life

Then a mini-break to Adelaide in May (this one has a journalling card I made!)

Project Life

My nephew was born 3 weeks early but was a very exciting time in September

Project Life

followed by school holidays later in September, when we took the girls fishing for the first time! This one has some jouralling, but not sure if you can read it?

Project Life

October we went to my all time favourite musical, Les Mis (a birthday gift from my hubby!)

Project Life

Capturing memories has never been easier with the launch of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! so time to get scrapbooking!

I have used the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack. The Card Collections come in a sturdy cardboard box which also has space to store your journaling pens. Each card collection has 100 double-sided, color-coordinated cards per collection in 3 sizes: 4″ x 6″, 4″ x 4″, and 3″ x 4″. It is also in Stampin’ Up! coordinating colours, eg. Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White.

Everyday Adventure Card Collection


Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack

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